Tony Schreiner's Blog

Developer - Internet Explorer | UX | Privacy | Web Graphics | HTML Platform Infrastructure | Windows. Fighting complexity for 15 years and counting.
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    Tabs in Internet Explorer 7

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    The IE blog has an announcement about Tabbed Browsing in IE7. One of the reasons this blog has been so quiet over the past few, uhm, months is that I've been spending a considerable amount of my time working with a few others on the "Browser UI" team...
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    More Micro-optimizations

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    Here's another micro-optimization that I'm not very fond of. I should note that we don't really obsess about these things too much internally - in general we have established coding practices and only occasionally debate a few debatable things, usually...
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    Debuggers

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    Surprisingly, I don't recall seeing many blog entries about debuggers so I guess I'll start. I use the following debuggers on a semi-regular basis, each of which have their own strengths and weaknesses. While everybody knows about the first, you may not...
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    The Risk of Micro-optimizations

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    A lot of things have been said over the years about premature optimization, and after running into the following bug I thought it served as a good example of a type of premature optimization that I call "micro-optimization". That is, doing something quirky...
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    Long live the command line interface

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    Josh links to the VSCMDShell project, which is an effort to provide an addin to Visual Studio to host the command prompt as a tool window. Very useful, plus a trivial WinForms app makes it a replacement to the default cmd.exe as well. I know there are...
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    IE Team

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    I don't suppose anybody is keeping score, but I'm now working on the Internet Explorer team full time. More specifically, I'm on the browser UI team along with Jeremy , Jeff , Aaron , and a bunch of others who either don't blog, or who's blogs I don't...
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    Debugger quick reference

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    As promised earlier , here's a one page quick reference describing some of the most frequently used commands in cdb / ntsd / windbg / kd. The debuggers themselves are available at http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/ddk/debugging/default.mspx and include...
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    Paying for software

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    In his blog, Omar talks about his adventures in getting a good deal on Photoshop. My take is slightly different: it's amazing what people will go through to avoid paying $20, $50, or $100 on a piece of software they would use every day for a few years...
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    PQI Intelligent Stick

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    Last year, when visiting the new Fry's in Renton, I ran across one of these , and bought it instantly: Sure, USB drives are always useful, but this has one additional compelling feature: it's small enough to put in your wallet. I find it much...
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    IE9 Platform Preview Available - with SVG!

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    As the Official IE Blog notes, the IE Platform Preview is now available for download. As a graphics enthusiast and a proponent of vector graphics (and fonts , and resolution independent UI in general) over the years I'm thrilled to have moved over...
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    Internet Explorer

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    IE is a hot topic on Robert Scoble's blog these days. Lots of good comments there about overdue features and bug fixes. http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2004/01/15.html#a6187 http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2004/01/14.html#a6186 http://radio.weblogs...
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    Majel: The feature nobody knew existed

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    Before joining the Windows Privacy team I worked on MSN 8 . One of the technologies I worked with was code named "Majel", after Majel Barrett who was (is?) the voice of the computer on Star Trek. As the name implies, this feature allowed the user...
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    Obligatory Introduction

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    Yet another blogging Microsoftie... :-) I’ve been a developer at Microsoft for about five years and I’m currently working on the Windows Privacy team. I intend to write about .NET, Avalon, Windows, Win32, IE, Privacy, software engineering...
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    Avalon

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    Not that there's a shortage of information on MSDN, but O'Reilly has a good introductory article about XAML today.
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